Question of the Day Twelve

Let us continue our question of the day series with day twelve.

What is the purpose of the model database (and does it look great in a swimsuit)?

The model database is an aptly named template for all of the newly created databases on your instance.  If you wish for every database to be configured with a certain option, such as autogrowth of 64 MB, then you would set the option on the model database.  At that point, every new database would have the same autogrowth setting.  Keep in mind, if you change the model database at a later date, the previously created databases will not inherit the changes only databases created from that point forward.

Also, keep in mind that there are a few options that cannot be set on the model database such as enabling change data capture.  Enjoy!


About SQLGator

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Florida Gator, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on August 14, 2012, in SQL Schoolhouse and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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